Severna Park Back Pain Patients Expect Results from Chiropractic Care

“I don’t want this pain to get any worse.”

“I want some pain relief.”

“I want pain relief.”

“I want this back pain to go away and never return.”

Back pain and neck pain patients have a tendency to have assorted goals for their pain. The goal of healthcare policy is mostly curative. Many chronic pain patients know otherwise. Back And Neck Care Center knows otherwise. We all want relief and some hint of control over how and when back pain and neck pain arise and go away. Chiropractic care is for these patients. Back And Neck Care Center’s chiropractic care examines a problem like back and neck pain and acknowledges that often there is no “cure,” but there is “control.” Back pain and neck pain patients who have experienced a few episodes with either condition realize this, too. They align their healthcare goals with their experience: there is not always a cure, but there is often control to prevent pain episodes and relieving care to get through the pain bouts as quickly as possible. Back And Neck Care Center is the Severna Park chiropractic home for back and neck pain patients. Back And Neck Care Center is home of the Severna Park back pain specialist.

PATIENT EXPECTATIONS: HOW THEY INFLUENCE AND HOW THEY’RE MET

Chiropractic back pain specialists know their back pain and neck pain sufferers well. A recent study of 1614 patients suffering with chronic low back pain (885) and chronic neck pain (729) found their goals for chiropractic care of their conditions. About a third of them wished for the pain to end permanently and tended to have had pain for a briefer period of time and have a deeper belief in medical cure; they wanted a cure. 22% of low back pain and 16% of neck pain patients wanted to stop their pain from coming back and tended to have lower pain levels. 14% of low back and 12% of neck pain patients wished to keep their pain from getting worse. 31% of back pain and 41% of neck pain patients wished temporary relief of their pain. These last two sets of patients were more likely to have experienced pain for a longer period of time. Which group do you fall into? Like most humans, there is a discrepancy from person to person depending on their experience that chiropractors and other healthcare providers really should recognize. (1) Such patient expectations are documented to predict short-term outcomes of chiropractic care for low back pain. Another study documented that patients with a high expectation of improvement were 58% more apt to report an improvement at the fourth appointment. (2) Certainly, having an interdisciplinary team of healthcare providers working as a team can boost low back pain patients’ odds of relief. (3) Today, the patient is the focus for healthcare providers. Patient-centered care relies on patient-reported outcomes to tell the story. The patient’s perspective needs to always be considered. And when it comes to non-pharmacological treatment of low back pain, active patient involvement is vital. (4) At Back And Neck Care Center the Severna Park back pain patient is at the center of all we do.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Ed Hutter on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson in which he shares his history of being a back pain patient desiring pain relief and how the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management eased his pain.

Schedule your Severna Park chiropractic visit with your Severna Park back pain specialist today. Bring your expectations of care. We’ll make a treatment plan together to meet them.

 
Back And Neck Care Center takes into account patients’ expectations of the care they seek for their back pain and neck pain and seeks to meet them. 
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